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Local Drug Dealers Plead Guilty

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that Jeffrey Nielsen Zaccanti (29, Tampa) and Sadena Ann Raynor (36, Tampa) have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and distributing crack cocaine, respectively.  Zaccanti faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 5 years, up to a maximum penalty of 40 years in federal prison. Raynor faces a maximum penalty of 20 years’ imprisonment.

According to the plea agreements, on three separate occasions in January 2016, Zaccanti and Raynor sold crack cocaine to an undercover detective from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. The transactions occurred in the parking lot of a Tampa apartment complex. On each occasion, Raynor arranged the transaction, and then either Zaccanti or Raynor completed the transaction with the undercover detective.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Taylor G. Stout.

This is another case prosecuted as a part of the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiative (CAGI). The program’s objective is to reduce criminal gangs, violent crime, illegal drugs, and guns through combined enforcement, prosecution, prevention, and re-entry efforts.

Updated April 1, 2016